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Thursday 16th |10.00am | Clarion Hotel

Documentary Masterclass with Blast! director Paul Devlin

Paul Devlin, director, editor, producer. A five-time Emmy winner for his work on NBC's Olympics and CBS's Tour de France, Paul Devlin's films include Power Trip, which screened in festivals and on television in 60 countries, was released theatrically across the United States, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, as well as having won 10 film festival awards, including top prizes at Berlin, Hot Docs in Toronto, and Florida.

Paul also made the award-winning film SlamNation, which follows the fierce competition at the National Poetry Slam and helped popularise the dynamic genre with its release in cinemas and on HBO/Cinemax and Encore/Starz. Paul's latest film Blast! is screening at festivals worldwide.

Blast! was presented at the 2006 IFP Market and 2007 Toronto Documentary Forum attracting co-production partners BBC Storyville, Discovery Channel Canada, SVT/ Sweden, and YLE/FST Finland. Paul was awarded the 2007 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Individual Artists Grant for $25,000 through IFP fiscal sponsorship.

Paul will guide participants through creative ways of independent filmmaking, from packaging the initial funding applications, to production, through to festivals, sales and exhibition strategy.

Attendance at the Masterclass is by application only and is open to emerging filmmakers or those who have done a course in film production. The course fee is 25 euro. For further information and application forms please contact info@corkfilmfest.org

Friday 17th | 2.00pm | Clarion Hotel
Cinematography Masterclass with Robbie Ryan

Dublin-born Robbie Ryan has spent 15 years behind the camera, establishing himself as one of Ireland’s leading cinematographers with a body of work spanning major feature films, numerous award-winning shorts and an impressive resumé of advertising and music video work.

A graduate of Ireland’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Ryan is now based in London. His recent feature credits include the Bafta-nominated Brick Lane as well as Red Road, the recipient of a 2006 Cannes Jury prize.

Ryan also boasts an impressive track record in short film. Among his work to have been screened in Cork in recent years is Wasp - winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2003 - as well as the Bafta-winning Shadowscan and Antonio’s Breakfast.

Ryan has also worked - primarily with 35mm - on films such as the Irish horror Isolation, commercials for brands such as Orange, Samsung, Nintendo and the British Tourist Board, and on pop promos for the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, Amy Winehouse, Super Furry Animals, Goldfrapp and Kasabian.

This innovative and talented cinematographer and DoP, will present a workshop for emerging cinematographers and firsttime filmmakers.

Attendance at the Masterclass is by application only and is open to emerging filmmakers or those who have done a course in film production. The course fee is 25 euro.

For further information and application forms please contact info@corkfilmfest.org


Friday 17th | 10.00am | Clarion Hotel

The Business of Shorts

This is a one-day intensive course for short filmmakers – directors and producers – aimed at maximising the exposure and hence the sales of their short films. The course will also explore new markets for short content.

Topics will include:
Making Festivals Work For you
New Opportunities for short films
Video art - galleries or festivals?
Case studies: Directors and Producers

Speakers will include:
Axel Behrens, Hamburg Short Film Festival
Vanessa Capurso, Head of Acquisitions, Shorts International
Lurent Crouzeix, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival Michael Fortune, filmmaker and video artist
Mick Hannigan, Corona Cork Film Festival
Paddy Jolley, filmmaker and video artist
Fran Keaveney, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board Joe Lawlor, filmmaker
Elisa Miller, Palme d’Or winner for Best Short Film, Cannes 2007
Peter Taylor, Rotterdam Film Festival
Miguel Valverde, Indielisboa Film Festival

Attendance at the Business of Shorts is by application only and is open to those who have made at least one short and/or have done a course in film production. For further information an



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